This autumn marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of the most important and beloved children's literature classics, Judith Kerr's When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. 

Join us for a special seminar, hosted jointly by the Holocaust Educational Trust and the School Library Association, as we discuss the continuing resonance of the book, and how it can be used in the primary and secondary classroom.  

 We are delighted to be joined by Matthew Kneale, published author and son of Judith Kerr, who will be interviewed by Julia Eccleshare, former Guardian children’s book correspondent, consultant and head of Centre for Literacy in Primary Education and consultant at British Library for children’s books.

Participants will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 5 free copies of the newly published 50th anniversary edition of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.

4.00 pm - 4.15pm - HET and SLA introduction to our work

4.15 pm - 5.00 pm - Julia interviews Matthew - opportunity for questions

5.00 pm - 5.10pm - Comfort / Screen break 

5.10 pm - 5.45 pm - Session on using the book in the classroom (led by HET)

5.45 pm - 6.00 pm - Prize draw and upcoming opportunities with HET / SLA 

(Contact details will be shared with HET so they can keep you up to date with future opportunities) 

Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Matthew Kneale and Julia Eccleshare

Speaker Details
Matthew Kneale, published author and son of Judith Kerr, interviewed by Julia Eccleshare, Director of Hay Children's Festival and children's book consultant.